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Son Brought to Tears as Dad Praises His Academic Success on ‘Today’

Father tells son he can be 'whatever he wants to be'

be newsRasan Portlock brought his 10-year-old son, Ryheim, to tears during a ‘Today Show’ interview when the proud father talked about his son’s ambition and academic success.

Speaking with NBC’s chief education correspondent Rehema Ellis, Portlock said his son “always had big dreams, from a child he always wanted to be something.”

Ryheim said that he used to want to be a doctor, but now he wants to be a genetic engineer.

Tears began to fall from the ten year old’s eyes while his father was speaking about how proud he is of him and how much he loves him.

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